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Green Buildings & Architecture

In part one of the Green Building Means Business article series we explained how green building should be looked at as a complete process from siting all the way through to demolition and how we get to the bottom line. At every phase energy efficiency and environmental interests should be at the forefront of consideration...

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There’s a shakeup happening in the way we look at value in the construction industry. With the recent demand and inevitable legislation for sustainable building practices developers, owners, and tenants are asking themselves what’s in it for me? Of course it’s absolutely amazing that green building codes and standards like LEED are in place to...

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When we discuss cities with a plan we have to give credit to the Big Apple. Mayor Bloomberg has done a great job of developing a vision for the city’s sustainability and putting his plan into action. The city has implemented carbon offsetting programs in order to achieve their goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

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It’s clear that in many cities green spaces have started dwindling as urban density rises. But lots of progressive cities are moving to preserve and plan around nature, wildlife, and green spaces. Finding new and creative ways of incorporating more plant life into urban areas is a job all in itself. One way of doing...

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Green buildings are becoming increasingly recognized for not only their environmental benefits but for their positive economic and social results as well. The pros of making the investment in green construction are vast. Though adhering to the strict green standards can be difficult and costly, the long term impacts provided by green buildings make them...

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More than half of all new US projects will be “green” by 2015 as consumer demand for green buildings increase along leading to better return on investment. Read the full article from Clean Technica here. Source: Silvio Marcacci, 1 July 2013  ...

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